Rajkiran (Kiran) accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work and has a broad practice, particularly in clinical negligence, inquests, personal injury, public law, tax, immigration, environmental and planning, criminal injuries compensation and public inquiries.

Kiran acts for both Claimants and Defendants and is a member of the Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel (‘C’ Panel).

She has a wide range of advocacy experience, both led and unled, having appeared in the County Court, in the Coroners’ Courts, in the First-tier and Upper Tribunals, in a planning inquiry, and in the Employment Tribunal. She has also been instructed by the Grenfell Tower Inquiry for several years.

From January to April 2022 Kiran worked as a Judicial Assistant in the Administrative Court, gaining invaluable experience which informs her practice.

Before coming to the Bar, Kiran worked for NGOs in Italy and Bangladesh and volunteered at Southall Black Sisters, assisting BAME survivors of domestic violence. She has a first class degree in law from Oxford University and studied for an LLM at New York University, obtaining scholarships from NYU and through the prestigious Fulbright exchange programme. She was awarded Gray’s Inn’s highest scholarship, the Bedingfield, to finance the BPTC.

Kiran is Editor-in-Chief of the 1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review (QMLR).

Ranked in Legal 500 2023 as a Rising Star in Clinical Negligence: ‘Undoubtedly one to watch and heading for a stratospheric career despite her low-key manner’ and in Chambers and Partners 2023 as Up and Coming in Inquests and Public Inquiries: ‘She is a junior to watch. Very clever and a good advocate, with mature judgement.’

Kiran has recently changed her surname from Barhey to Arhestey.

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